Computer Recommendations

Here's our guide for when you go computer shopping. We encourage students to consult their Academic Department for specific hardware & software recommendations.

Windows 10

Better

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD

Best

  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 16GB or greater
  • Hard Drive: 512 GB SSD

Mac

Better

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB Flash

Best

  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 16 GB or greater
  • Hard Drive: 512 GB Flash

More Recommended Items

  • ACC Ethernet adapter (if laptop does not have port)
  • 10 foot Cat6 Ethernet Cable (for connecting wired in your residence hall)
  • 500GB or larger External Hard Drive (for backing up your laptop’s hard drive)
  • HDMI or Mini Display Port on your laptop or adapter (for presentations in YCP’s newest Smart Classrooms)

Major-Specific Recommendations

Graphic Design: The Communication and the Arts Department recommends MacBooks. They also encourage students to have a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud for students.

Computer Science: The Computer Science program recommends Windows 10 PC’s. The program recommends that these computers have at least 16GB of memory, a quad-core processor with a graphics card that can drive 2 external monitors.

Business: The Graham School of Business recommends Windows laptops running the 64bit version of Windows 10. The laptop battery must hold a charge for at least 3 hours. If a student wants to use an Apple MacBook, it is highly recommended that the computer run Windows 10 in a virtual environment via Parallels software or Boot Camp installation.

York College Bookstore

The York College Bookstore offers a variety of electronics for students and faculty.


YCP is not responsible for support of your purchases beyond that which we already provide to all students.